Friday, November 5, 2010

Quilting Tutorial.......The Goodwife, Live and Unscripted.........

That crazy, beautiful gal over at "Go West" Feral Woman requested some more quilting info, so I've attempted a hand quilting tutorial. You are going to get to see an actual live video of the Goodwife.  I know, it's scary but it had to be done.  I hope that you enjoy this, or get a kick out of it, or just ignore it completely........whatever makes you happy!  LOL!  I also hope that the quality is good enough for you to see what I'm doing.  Please ignore my high pitched voice, The Youngun and I get mistaken all the time on the phone.........

God Bless...........


  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this. I have pieces cut our for my first and only quilt, for DH and myself, but haven't gotten to sewing the squares together yet. I'm going to do embroidery and sew on embellishments too. I haven't sewn on a machine in years and years, because I really get tense doing that. But, I think I can handle sewing the squares together.

    Hand quilting sounds like the way to go, and I hope you do more tutorials. I don't have a hoop that large though, as I do miniatures, so my largest hoop is about 10 inches in diameter.
    I'll have to keep my eyes open for one.

    Thanks again to you and the Youngun for putting this all together.


  2. Very Nice... I watched the whole thing :) I've never quilted of any kind but I love lookin at other peoples work, I think quilts are just beautiful... you make it look easy, but also alot of hard work. I dont know if I would have the patience to make a large quilt by hand? Maybe one day I will try..........

  3. Thanks ladies! Flowerlady, I'll try to do some more tutorials, it was fun! Jennifer, quilting is lots of fun. If you want to try it just start out small so you don't get overwhelmed!

  4. From one Illinois girl to another ~ THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Thank you for doing this - You have a beautiful voice and your hands make beautiful work!! You need to do a series of tutorials because Im sure not only me but many others will link on (I pasted this post to my blog wall btw :) you are permanently attached to Feral woman lol)

    I embroider small pieces off and on (working on a Christmas tree skirt right now), so im thinking I should be able to attempt this without hurting myself - it just seems soooo overwhelming - how long does it take you to complete a twin size quilt? and why did you switch to cotton batting, are certain fillers better then others? are there different size quilting needles? how do you select a good thread to use? !!! (yes, thats why i was sent outside to play a lot as a kid, i was told i ask too many questions...hence outdoor feral kid lol)

    I think you should be in the busine$$ of making these tutorials, Illinois Goodwife!

  5. I'm proud to be permanently attached to a Feral woman such as yourself and believe me, I'm a talker too, in case you couldn't tell from the video! I'll try to do another tutorial answering all your questions. It was really fun to do! ;)

  6. Thank you for posting this! I am working on my first solo quilt. I've got the top pieced together and getting ready to start quilting I was VERY happy to watch this! Thank you!


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